Blackmail

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Blackmail

A crime in which one threatens to reveal damaging information about another unless the former is paid some amount of money or is given something of value. For example, one may threaten to reveal information about an extramarital affair or evidence that the other person committed a crime unless one is paid $100,000. Legally, blackmail is a form of extortion.
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As Margaret attempts to dodge both them and the law, she begins to find herself oddly attracted to one of the blackmailers.
Without hesitation Margaret sets out to chase off Beau's older lover; she also covers up a crime she believes her son committed and frantically fends off blackmailers.
Second, the mark must have access to something the blackmailer wants.
Kubota said the company did not recall its products because it believes the blackmailer is only after money and will not carry through on his threat to poison the products.
Levin's claim that I "must reject" legally mandated memory erasure for blackmailers,(11) though correct, does not rule it out of question as part of a voluntary contract and, absent some further argument, I do not see why an honest blackmailer should resist agreeing to such memory erasure provided that the technology for achieving it has no other (for example, ill) effects.
But judges including Mr Justice Hickinbottom, sitting at the Criminal Appeal Court in London, said a substantial "loss of liberty was inevitable" to send a clear message to blackmailers.
The blackmailer then demands the victim wire him money saying he will post the video on the victim's Facebook page if he fails to do so.
Its victims are vulnerable because in order to bring the blackmailer to justice they must themselves make public the secrets the blackmailer has threatened to expose.
The Guilty Sky Premier, 8pm In the past Bill Pullman has played a would-be blackmailer, a ditched fiance, a romantic lead and an heroic president.
A former Midland student who coerced a woman into having sadomasochistic sex and then tricked her into believing she had been raped by a mysterious blackmailer has been jailed for nine years.
THIS country is going animal crackers - and I don't just mean the monstrous blackmailer Barry Horne (may he rot in hell).
Victoria Woodhull was, among other things, a fortuneteller, spiritualist, writer, publisher of her own weekly newspaper, mother, ``free lover,'' lecturer, blackmailer and, allegedly, a prostitute.